"Voiceless” by Gage Joseph
I am silenced. My world, silenced. My life, silenced. “Why are you quiet?” Question repeats daily. Whatever I say, It doesn’t matter. I believe My voice doesn’t matter. When I spoke, Nobody listened. Friends weren’t an option, Not anymore. Tougher and tougher The days go by. Maybe nobody cared. Maybe they all hate me. Though it is easier now, To stop caring. Yet I still care for them. That still wrecks me. They’ll think I’m not trying, But I try my best. Once we’re all dispersed, I’ll miss them. All these people I could’ve befriended, Yet didn’t from fear, We’ll have to say goodbye. Sorry I don’t talk to you. Trust that I try. I may seem silent now, But I’m always talking To you.
Gage Joseph, senior (class of 2022), spends most time writing and gaming. He draws his ideas from his own thoughts, combined with multiple ideas from story-based video games. After graduation, he plans on taking his own time to work on pieces of fiction with mysterious plots.